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Bereavement support for families following the death of a child from cancer: experience of bereaved parents.
J Psychosoc Oncol. 2006; 24(2):65-83.JP

Abstract

This study explored the experiences and needs of nine parents who had received hospital-based bereavement support following the death of their child from cancer, in Western Australia. Six prominent themes emerged from thematic data analysis: personal grief, personal coping, concern for siblings of the deceased child, hospital bereavement support, community supports and unmet needs. Parents identified the need for more supportive contact from hospital staff during the palliative phase and following the child's death, early provision of information on how to practically and emotionally prepare for the death of their child, contact with other bereaved parents, and formal grief support for siblings. Areas for future research include exploration of parents' wish to become involved in activities to help others, bereavement support for siblings, the level of contact with the hospital unit that may be therapeutically beneficial, and parental behaviors associated with accessing both hospital and community-based bereavement supports.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Princess Margaret Hospital, GPO Box D184, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Natarlie.Decinque@health.wa.gov.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17046807

Citation

deCinque, Natarlie, et al. "Bereavement Support for Families Following the Death of a Child From Cancer: Experience of Bereaved Parents." Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, vol. 24, no. 2, 2006, pp. 65-83.
deCinque N, Monterosso L, Dadd G, et al. Bereavement support for families following the death of a child from cancer: experience of bereaved parents. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2006;24(2):65-83.
deCinque, N., Monterosso, L., Dadd, G., Sidhu, R., Macpherson, R., & Aoun, S. (2006). Bereavement support for families following the death of a child from cancer: experience of bereaved parents. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 24(2), 65-83.
deCinque N, et al. Bereavement Support for Families Following the Death of a Child From Cancer: Experience of Bereaved Parents. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2006;24(2):65-83. PubMed PMID: 17046807.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Bereavement support for families following the death of a child from cancer: experience of bereaved parents. AU - deCinque,Natarlie, AU - Monterosso,Leanne, AU - Dadd,Gaye, AU - Sidhu,Ranita, AU - Macpherson,Rosemary, AU - Aoun,Samar, PY - 2006/10/19/pubmed PY - 2007/1/18/medline PY - 2006/10/19/entrez SP - 65 EP - 83 JF - Journal of psychosocial oncology JO - J Psychosoc Oncol VL - 24 IS - 2 N2 - This study explored the experiences and needs of nine parents who had received hospital-based bereavement support following the death of their child from cancer, in Western Australia. Six prominent themes emerged from thematic data analysis: personal grief, personal coping, concern for siblings of the deceased child, hospital bereavement support, community supports and unmet needs. Parents identified the need for more supportive contact from hospital staff during the palliative phase and following the child's death, early provision of information on how to practically and emotionally prepare for the death of their child, contact with other bereaved parents, and formal grief support for siblings. Areas for future research include exploration of parents' wish to become involved in activities to help others, bereavement support for siblings, the level of contact with the hospital unit that may be therapeutically beneficial, and parental behaviors associated with accessing both hospital and community-based bereavement supports. SN - 0734-7332 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17046807/Bereavement_support_for_families_following_the_death_of_a_child_from_cancer:_experience_of_bereaved_parents_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1300/J077v24n02_05 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -